Quick Meals: 15 minute beef stew

15 minute beef stew recipe

Cooler temps seem to require heartier food - but that doesn't mean I have time to slave away at the stove or tend to a pot for hours. Or sometimes I just forget to put stuff in the slow cooker, but we still want a warm meal to battle the blustery day. On those days, this is the meal I throw together: 15 minute beef stew. A quick stop at the grocery … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Asiago and Asparagus Risotto


Hi there, Shabby Creek friends!  It's me Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, and I'm back for another installment of slow cooker inspiration. I actually thought last month's French Onion Style Mushrooms could be the end ALL as far as one of the most easy and delicious Crock-Pot dishes I'd ever made. However, this Slow Cooker Asiago and … [Read more...]

Pot of Gold jello shots

pot of gold jello shots

Want to get lucky and create a hit for your next party? These fun Pot of Gold jello shots are a true winner. They're made with cinnamon star Goldschlager - and taste like a sweet candy, only adultified. They're super easy to make, and honestly they're such a great way to add a little something fun to a St. Patrick's Day party. Want to make … [Read more...]

Easy Tiramisu in a Jar

quick and easy tiramisu in a jar

Contrast is one of my favorite ways to bring something to life, and this tiramisu recipe is the perfect example of that. Real deal tiramisu can be complicated and take forever, but my quick and easy version tastes seriously close to the original without all the fuss. So when you put such an esteemed food in a jar, the contrast of the dressed down … [Read more...]

Moonlight Margarita Recipe

Moonlight Margarita Recipe

An aqua lover such as myself should definitely have a signature aqua cocktail, and this is mine. Since we're in the middle of Wedding Week around here, I thought this might be the perfect time to share my Moonlight Margarita Recipe. It's a simple twist on the classic cocktail, and I've been making them for years and years. This drink is perfect … [Read more...]

Creamsicle Cocktail

Creamsicle Cocktail

Apparently I'm a big fan of tarnishing childhood treats, because it's my favorite way to create new cocktails - take a familiar flavor and bring it to life with a little splash of happy. I've done it before with my Kahlua Coke Float, and this time I'm doing it again with a Creamsicle Cocktail. If you love the flavor of orange and cream all at once, … [Read more...]

Creamy French Onion Style Slow Cooker Mushrooms


I am so happy to be back this month with a new crock pot recipe and am pretty much in love with how GOOD these mushrooms are.  Seriously.  Straight up "drink the sauce" delicious. True story - when Mr. Claire and I met many years ago he hated mushrooms.  I have mentioned this before over on my blog, A Little CLAIREification and, in a nutshell, … [Read more...]

ten delicious truffle recipes

truffle recipes

Is there anything sweeter than truffle recipes? Those little bites of heaven seem to be addicitvely delicious. Usually just one or two is enough to satisfy the sweet tooth, and the bite size portions makes them even more perfect. That's why I love some good truffle recipes. Today's collection is all about them! Love these truffle recipes? You … [Read more...]

Cherry Rolls

Cherry Rolls Recipe via The Benson Street for The Shabby Creek Cottage

Hello there again, Shabby Creek Readers! It's Emily from The Benson Street here. I love Valentine's Day. I know a lot of people don't, but it is always fun to have something to celebrate in the long winter months. Plus, all the sweets and treats are a big deal. I always looked forward to Valentine's Day as a child because my mother would make these … [Read more...]

Chewy Chocolate Cookie Bars

Chew Chocolate Cookie Bars Recipe

Hey there Shabby Creek Cottage readers! It's Laura from Inspiration for Moms back with another decedent dessert recipe for you. It's a brand new year and I couldn't be more excited! My baby boy is due anytime and I can't wait to meet him. One of the craziest things about this pregnancy is my irresistible craving for everything chocolate. If you're … [Read more...]